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Gray Nails – Still In or Totally Out?

By on May 15, 2009
in Celebrity, Gray, Trends
A month or so ago, I spotted one of Hollywood’s hot, young starlets wearing creamy gray tips. While I’ve been all about the grays since early last year and they’ve been popping up on runways and in editorial layouts for a while now, I haven’t really seen a celebrity embrace the color. Does this mean it’s officially over or set to pick up momentum and go mainstream?

Can you guess who the red carpet & paparazzi darling is? Find out after the jump and cast your vote in my gray trend poll.

Did you say Megan Fox? If you did… DING DING DING! We have a winner! Megan rocked the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards wearing a gorg gray. Since flash washes color out, I’m guessing she’s wearing a shade like China Glaze Recycle or Rescue Beauty Lounge Stormy.

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  1. Stef says:

    I want to like gray polish, I really really do, but it just isn’t pretty on me. And I like to have pretty nails.

    Plus, Megan Fox is kinda skanky, and I don’t want to do anything that she does!

  2. dicey1 says:

    Generally speaking I like gray polish, but with my fair skin most grays give me either undead or lobster hands.

    There’s a few I’m sending to Zoya for their exchange…1st to go will be NYX Hawaii. Looks like a silvery blue in the bottle but wears silvery gray. So frosty it’s a grandma color! blech!

  3. Anonymous says:

    i am forever in love with grey polish!!

  4. Selina says:

    Love love LOVE grey polishes. I agree Megan’s looks like China Glaze Recycle, mine just arrived in the post the other day and it’s awesome – even though I’ve had a few people comment that they don’t like it I’m going to keep wearing my greys!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Megan Fox is gorgeous. But I wonder why she was at Kids Choice Awards? =\ She’ll win anyday in Mens Choise Awards… hahaha…

    Anyway. Grey polish is TOTALLY IN. I am DYING for ChG Recycle. Maybe I’ll buy two bottles and use one as a franken (add blue to try to dupe Concrete Jungle). RBL Concrete Jungle is KILLING ME. I’ve been seeing it more and more. And whenever I do, the polish bottle and swatched color SERIOUSLY taunts me for not buying it. Durp. I have to get it soon.

    And are all RBL shades permanent shades? Because hopefully Ji knows that us girls get FRUSTRATED when a gorgeous color is gone forever (Kaleidoscope and Zulu just to name a few).

  6. sunshower! says:

    i love it because it’s so unexpected. i’ll probably never stop wearing it.

  7. Melia says:

    I love gray nail polishes! It doesn’t always suite me, the darker greys sometimes clash a bit with my skintone, but that will not stop me wearing it.

  8. Cat says:

    I’m wearing grey right now! Barry M’s one, dark enough to look acceptable next to my sallow skin and all creamy and rich. Not sure what I think about the pastel shades because I am super-pale, though.

  9. Anonymous says:

    that color doesn’t look right on her coloring, or is it just me?

  10. karen says:

    i think its still totally in. oh by the way, gwen paltrow rocked grey nails back in october when you were predicting that they were going to be all the rage and i also saw this one british girl who's really ugly, she's not particularly famous for anything… i'll see if i can find pics of her. here's gwen

  11. karen says:

    FOUND HER! ok warning this woman is like beyond trashy! she’s not nude but the pics might as well be NSFW… regardless i’m digging the nail polish :P

  12. queen frostine says:

    It’s only been a few months since Zoya’s Harley and MAC’s On The Prowl were released. Trends change fast, but it generally takes more than 2-3 months before something becomes totally out. Perhaps not on the cutting edge of hip, but not way behind the times. I think it’ll be fine for at least a few more months, maybe longer depending what comes out for fall and winter of ’09.

    That said, I love grays. I’ll keep wearing them even after they go out of style. I never really got on board with black as I like my nail colors to have a bit more nuance than colors that dark will generally allow, but I’m loving these greys. Especially the lightly pearled ones like Harley and Run With It.

  13. Teena says:

    Grey is gorgeous. Love it.

  14. the makeup blogette says:

    on the prowl.
    love gray nails.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I never liked the light-medium grays, personally. Dark shimmery charcoal, on the other hand, is perpetually in as far as I’m concerned :).

  16. Lisa says:

    I love gray polish. I’m light-medium skinned dark-haired brunette. Gray just kicks ass on me.

    I wore Milani’s Day Dreaming a few weeks ago and I was stunned by all of the compliments. I got them from men and women. Everybody liked it. I liked it and it is my new “neutral.”

  17. I'm Just a Girl says:

    I didn’t like gray polish until I found China Glaze Recycle…of course now I’m completely hooked. It’s one of my faves…

  18. ojoscafe says:

    I have never worn gray polish but I might try it out. It looks great. I’m currently wearing “done out in deco” by OPI and I love it so maybe a gray would look good too.

  19. awesomevegan says:

    I don't own any gray polish but I like silver. Maybe I would try one but I have no clue if I would like it.

  20. Anonymous says: